Go back

Aids researcher to lead development strategy group

A Belgian microbiologist best known for his studies on the Ebola and Aids viruses will lead a UK government body charged with coordinating the strategy for research funded through the overseas aid budget.

Peter Piot, a professor of global health and director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, will become the first chairman of the Strategic Coherence of Official-Development-Assistance-funded Research board, on 1 November. 

The SCOR board has been established by the UK Collaborative on Development Sciences, a group of 14 government departments and research funders working in international development, to advise on how ODA funding is used in research.

This article is only available to Research Professional News subscribers or Pivot-RP users.

If you are a Research Professional News subscriber you can log in and view the article via this link

Pivot-RP users can log in and view the article via this link.